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How far is Phoenix, AZ, from San Francisco, CA?

The distance between San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) and Phoenix (Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport) is 651 miles / 1047 kilometers / 566 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Phoenix (PHX) is 748 miles / 1204 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 46 minutes.

San Francisco International Airport – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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Distance from San Francisco to Phoenix

There are several ways to calculate the distance from San Francisco to Phoenix. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 650.871 miles
  • 1047.476 kilometers
  • 565.592 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 649.979 miles
  • 1046.040 kilometers
  • 564.817 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from San Francisco to Phoenix?

The estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 1 hour and 43 minutes.

What is the time difference between San Francisco and Phoenix?

The time difference between San Francisco and Phoenix is 1 hour. Phoenix is 1 hour ahead of San Francisco.

Flight carbon footprint between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

On average, flying from San Francisco to Phoenix generates about 119 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 119 kilograms equals 262 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Francisco to Phoenix

Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Airport information

Origin San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W
Destination Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City: Phoenix, AZ
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHX
ICAO Code: KPHX
Coordinates: 33°26′3″N, 112°0′43″W

Airlines flying from San Francisco (SFO) to Phoenix (PHX)

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